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Saina vs Sindhu in final

Calcutta: It is set to be a fitting finale. The women’s final of the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament, being played in Lucknow, will see Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu battle it out for the title.

Saina reached her first final in 15 months after prevailing over China’s Xuan Deng 21-14, 17-21, 21-19 while Sindhu surpassed Lindaweni Fanetri from Indonesia 21-6, 12-21, 21-17 in the semi-finals on Saturday, to set up a their first-ever international face-off, at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium.

In men’s category, K Srikanth sailed into the final by overcoming HS Prannoy 21-18, 22-20, while young Aditya Prakash could not extend his dream run any further, as he went down 10-21, 7-21 against ninth seed Xue Song of China in the other semi-final.